NFL Pass Completion % Year-by-Year Leaders

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Leaders Table
Year Player Cmp% Tm
2019Derek Carr (28)73.3%OAK
2018Drew Brees (39)74.4%NOR
2017Drew Brees (38)72.0%NOR
2016Sam Bradford (28)71.6%MIN
2015Kirk Cousins (27)69.8%WAS
2014Tony Romo (34)69.9%DAL
2013Philip Rivers (31)69.5%SDG
2012Matt Ryan (27)68.6%ATL
2012Peyton Manning (36)68.6%DEN
2011Drew Brees (32)71.2%NOR
2010Drew Brees (31)68.1%NOR
2009Drew Brees (30)70.6%NOR
2008Chad Pennington (32)67.4%MIA
2007Tom Brady (30)68.9%NWE
2006David Carr (27)68.3%HOU
2005Carson Palmer (25)67.8%CIN
2004Brian Griese (29)69.3%TAM
2003Peyton Manning (27)67.0%IND
2002Chad Pennington (26)68.9%NYJ
2001Kurt Warner+ (30)68.7%STL
2000Kurt Warner+ (29)67.7%STL
1999Kurt Warner+ (28)65.1%STL
1998Brett Favre+ (28)63.0%GNB
1998Steve Beuerlein (33)63.0%CAR
1997Steve Young+ (35)67.7%SFO
1996Steve Young+ (34)67.7%SFO
1995Steve Young+ (33)66.9%SFO
1994Steve Young+ (32)70.3%SFO
1993Troy Aikman+ (26)69.1%DAL
1992Steve Young+ (30)66.7%SFO
1991Dave Krieg (32)65.6%SEA
1990Jim Kelly+ (30)63.3%BUF
1989Joe Montana+ (33)70.2%SFO
1988Wade Wilson (29)61.4%MIN
1987Joe Montana+ (31)66.8%SFO
1986Eric Hipple (28)63.0%DET
1985Joe Montana+ (29)61.3%SFO
1984Steve Bartkowski (31)67.3%ATL
1983Ken Anderson (34)66.7%CIN
1982Ken Anderson (33)70.6%CIN
1981Joe Montana+ (25)63.7%SFO
1980Joe Montana+ (24)64.5%SFO
1979Dan Fouts+ (28)62.6%SDG
1978Bob Griese+ (33)63.0%MIA
1977Fran Tarkenton+ (37)60.1%MIN
1976Ken Stabler+ (30)66.7%OAK
1975Len Dawson+ (40)66.4%KAN
1974Ken Anderson (25)64.9%CIN
1973Ken Stabler+ (27)62.7%OAK
1972Norm Snead (33)60.3%NYG
1971Virgil Carter (25)62.2%CIN
1970Sonny Jurgensen+ (36)59.9%WAS
1969Bart Starr+ (35)62.2%GNB
1969Len Dawson+ (34)59.0%KAN
1968Bart Starr+ (34)63.7%GNB
1968Len Dawson+ (33)58.5%KAN
1967Johnny Unitas+ (34)58.5%BAL
1967Len Dawson+ (32)57.7%KAN
1966Bart Starr+ (32)62.2%GNB
1966Len Dawson+ (31)56.0%KAN
1965John Brodie (30)61.9%SFO
1965Len Dawson+ (30)53.4%KAN
1964Rudy Bukich (33)61.9%CHI
1964Len Dawson+ (29)56.2%KAN
1963Y.A. Tittle+ (36)60.2%NYG
1963Tobin Rote (35)59.4%SDG
1962Bart Starr+ (28)62.5%GNB
1962Len Dawson+ (27)61.0%DTX
1961Milt Plum (26)58.6%CLE
1961Babe Parilli (31)52.5%BOS
1960Milt Plum (25)60.4%CLE
1960Tom Flores (23)54.0%OAK
1959Milt Plum (24)58.6%CLE
1959Billy Wade (28)58.6%RAM
1958John Brodie (23)59.9%SFO
1957Y.A. Tittle+ (30)63.1%SFO
1956Ed Brown (27)57.1%CHI
1955Otto Graham+ (33)53.0%CLE
1955Bobby Layne+ (28)53.0%DET
1954Otto Graham+ (32)59.2%CLE
1953Otto Graham+ (31)64.7%CLE
1952Norm Van Brocklin+ (26)55.1%RAM
1951Bobby Thomason (23)56.6%GNB
1950Bob Waterfield+ (30)57.3%RAM
1949George Ratterman (22)57.9%BUF
1949Sammy Baugh+ (35)56.9%WAS
1948Sammy Baugh+ (34)58.7%WAS
1948Frankie Albert (28)58.3%SFO
1947Otto Graham+ (25)60.6%CLE
1947Sammy Baugh+ (33)59.3%WAS
1946Charlie O'Rourke (29)57.7%LAD
1946Sammy Baugh+ (32)54.0%WAS
1945Sammy Baugh+ (31)70.3%WAS
1944Frank Filchock (27)57.1%WAS
1943Sammy Baugh+ (29)55.6%WAS
1942Sammy Baugh+ (28)58.7%WAS
1941Sid Luckman+ (24)57.1%CHI
1940Sammy Baugh+ (26)62.7%WAS
1939Parker Hall (22)51.0%RAM
1938Ed Danowski (26)54.3%NYG
1937Ed Danowski (25)49.3%NYG
1936Ed Matesic (28)46.4%PIT
1934Arnie Herber+ (24)36.5%GNB
1933Arnie Herber+ (23)40.3%GNB
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